This Classical Life

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20191109

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

20191207

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

20200627

Jess Gillam talks to a guest about their classical life.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With Dani Howard20200314

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by composer Dani Howard, and between them they swap music by Thomas Adès, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Fats Waller.

Track we played today...

Thomas Ades - In Seven Days: iv. Stars - Sun - Moon
Nicolas Hodges (piano) London Sinfonietta, Thomas Ades

Toshio Hosokawa - Japanese folksongs: no.2; Itsuki no komori uta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute) Christian Rivet (guitar)

Steve Reich – Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings: I. Fast
London Sinfonietta, Alan Pierson

Anna Thorvaldsdottir - In The Light of Air (Existence)
International Contemporary Ensemble

Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op. 73; III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Sol Gabetta (cello) Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Fats Waller – Two Sleepy People

Rae Morris - Do it (Acoustic Version)

Satie - 3 Gymnopedies for piano, no.1 in D major;
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Jess Gillam with Lloyd Coleman2019052520200425 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and clarinettist Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Lloyd Coleman - composer, clarinettist and Associate Music Director of the British Paraorchestra. Their musical choices include a Sabre Dance, sounds of the sea from Debussy, a 'modern classic' by Anna Meredith, the glorious finale or Sibelius Symphony no. 5 and Kraftwerk!

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with Lucy Armstrong20190622

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest today is composer Lucy Armstrong and together they have selected music from Smetana to Sondheim.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With Lucy Armstrong20190622

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest today is composer Lucy Armstrong and together they have selected music from Smetana to Sondheim.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam With Martynas Levickis20190608

Jess Gillam is joined by accordionist Martynas Levickis to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, together they have chosen music by Mozart, Mahler, Bjork and some electro swing from Parov Stelar.

Jess Gillam is joined by Martynas Levickis to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Abel Selaocoe20191102

Jess is joined by the cellist Abel Selaocoe, a member of the Manchester Collective whose performances take in everything from chamber music to beatboxing. He and share tracks including a radical interpretation of Biber's Battalia and another war-themed piece in Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, symphonies by Mozart and Penderecki, plus music by John Adams and the Youngblood Brass Band.

Cellist Abel Selaocoe offers Jess music by Biber, Britten and the Youngblood Brass Band.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Abel Selaocoe20191102

Jess is joined by the cellist Abel Selaocoe, a member of the Manchester Collective whose performances take in everything from chamber music to beatboxing. He and share tracks including a radical interpretation of Biber's Battalia and another war-themed piece in Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, symphonies by Mozart and Penderecki, plus music by John Adams and the Youngblood Brass Band.

Cellist Abel Selaocoe offers Jess music by Biber, Britten and the Youngblood Brass Band.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Adam Szabo20190518
Jess Gillam With... Adam Szabo2019051820200509 (R3)

Jess and Adam share music by Shostakovich, Debussy and 16th century music for recorder.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Adam Szabo2019051820200509 (R3)

Jess and Adam share music by Shostakovich, Debussy and 16th-century music for recorder

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Alex Baranowski20200328

Jess Gillam and composer Alex Baranowski swap tracks and share the music they love, with Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi, Yevgeny Kissin playing Schubert, Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star.

Tracks we listened to today...

Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi
The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Michael Riesman

Antonio Vivaldi - Nisi Dominus (mvt 1 nisi dominus)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi

Goldfrapp - Lovely Head

Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C major D.760 (Wandererfantasie) for piano
Yevgeny Kissin (piano)

Ravel - Melodies Hebraiques, No1 Kaddisch
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Raphael Wallfisch (conductor) BBC NOW

Mazzy Star - Fade into you

Duke Ellington - Nutcracker Suite; Overture

Francis Poulenc - Concerto for piano and orchestra; 1st movement; Allegretto
Alexandre Tharaud (piano) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Jess Gillam and composer Alex Baranowski swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Alex Baranowski20200328

Jess Gillam and composer Alex Baranowski swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Alexia Sloane20191012

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and poet Alexia Sloane to swap music including John Luther Adams immersive Become Ocean, the sublime vocal harmonies of Kraja, Steve Reich's Music for 18 musicians, Smetana and a soul classic by Aretha Franklin.

Here's the music we played today...

Bedrich Smetana - Ma vlast, Vltava [Moldau]
Kraja- Polska Till Rut
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe FP, 185; 1. Allegro
John Luther Adams - Become Ocean
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
Hildegard Von Bingen - Digiti Viriditas Dei
Steve Reich - Music for 18 musicians
John Tavener - The Protecting Veil

Jess and Alexia swap music including Hildegard Von Bingen and Smetana.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Alexia Sloane20191012

Jess and Alexia swap music including Hildegard Von Bingen and Smetana.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and poet Alexia Sloane to swap music including John Luther Adams immersive Become Ocean, the sublime vocal harmonies of Kraja, Steve Reich's Music for 18 musicians, Smetana and a soul classic by Aretha Franklin.

Here's the music we played today...

Bedrich Smetana - Ma vlast, Vltava [Moldau]
Kraja- Polska Till Rut
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe FP, 185; 1. Allegro
John Luther Adams - Become Ocean
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
Hildegard Von Bingen - Digiti Viriditas Dei
Steve Reich - Music for 18 musicians
John Tavener - The Protecting Veil

Jess Gillam with... Amy Harman20190511

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera. Their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Amy share music from Bernstein to Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Amy Harman2019051120190810 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera. Their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Amy share music from Bernstein to Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Amy Harman2019051120190810 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera, and their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam is joined by bassoonist Amy Harman.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera. Their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Amy share music from Bernstein to Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera. Their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

Jess and Amy share music from Bernstein to Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam With... Andrey Lebedev20191109

Jess and classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev swap music from Brahms to Mason Bates.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Andrey Lebedev20191109

Jess and classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev swap music from Brahms to Mason Bates.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Anne Denholm20200418

Jess Gillam chats with harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Anne Denholm20200418

Jess Gillam talks to harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love. With epic Finnish grandeur from Sibelius and Rautavaara, a genre-blurring concerto by Gabriel Prokofiev and the simple beauty of Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend.

Music we listened to today...

Sibelius - Finlandia (CBSO, Sakari Oramo)
Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium (ORA Singers, Suzi Digby)
Karl Jenkins - Over The Stone: Double Harp Concerto (Catrin Finch)
Carole King - You’ve Got a Friend
Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus Op.61; 3rd mvt; Swans migrating (Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska)
Afro Celt Sound System - Whirl-y-Reel #2
Ravel - Ma mere l’oye, cinq pieces enfantines V. Le Jardin feerique (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin)

Jess Gillam chats with harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Anne Denholm20200418

Jess Gillam talks to harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Anne Denholm20200418

Jess Gillam chats with harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Bartosz Glowacki20191207

Jess and her guest Bartosz Glowacki listen to music by Piazzolla, Chopin and Gubaidulina.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Belle Chen20190413

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the former BBC Introducing pianist and sound artist Belle Chen, and their 30-minute musical journey includes Korngold's Violin Concerto, music for prepared piano by John Cage and Aphex Twin, Sibelius' 7th Symphony and Herbie Hancock playing Ravel.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Belle share music by Korngold and Sibelius, John Cage and Aphex Twin.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Belle Chen20190413

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist and sound artist Belle Chen.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the former BBC Introducing pianist and sound artist Belle Chen, and their 30-minute musical journey includes Korngold's Violin Concerto, music for prepared piano by John Cage and Aphex Twin, Sibelius' 7th Symphony and Herbie Hancock playing Ravel.

Forthcoming guests include the pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, the double bassist Sam Becker. This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Belle's music:

Korngold - Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, 3rd movement (Nicola Benedetti/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits)
Ravel/Hancock - Piano Concerto in G, 2nd movement (Herbie Hancock/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
Traditional - Jag vet en dejlig rosa (Martin Frost/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Adolf Fredrik’s Girls Choir)
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, 3rd movement (Vladimir Ashkenazy/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin)
John Cage - Sonata No.5 (Boris Berman)
Sibelius - Symphony No.7 (BBC Philharmonic/John Storgards)
Aphex Twin - Kladfvgbung Mischk (from album Drukqs)
Marquez - Danzon No.2 (Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra/Gustavo Dudamel)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with guest Belle Chen.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Belle Chen2019041320200404 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the former BBC Introducing pianist and sound artist Belle Chen, and their 30-minute musical journey includes Korngold's Violin Concerto, music for prepared piano by John Cage and Aphex Twin, Sibelius' 7th Symphony and Herbie Hancock playing Ravel.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Belle share music by Korngold and Sibelius, John Cage and Aphex Twin.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Callum Smart2019083120200111 (R3)

Violinist Callum plays Jess some classic Michael Brecker.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Callum Smart2019083120200111 (R3)

Violinist Callum plays Jess some classic Michael Brecker.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Callum Smart20190831

Violinist Callum plays Jess some classic Michael Brecker.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Callum Smart20190831

Violinist Callum plays Jess some classic Michael Brecker.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Cecilia Bignall20190907

Jess and Cecilia swap music from Verdi and Prokofiev to Mica Levi and Nino Rota.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Cecilia Bignall20190907

Jess and Cecilia swap music from Verdi and Prokofiev to Mica Levi and Nino Rota.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Charlotte Harding20200104

Jess Gillam is joined by Ivor Novello award winning composer and fellow saxophonist Charlotte Harding to swap tracks, including two saxophone greats - Branford Marsalis and Ivy Benson, other worldly textures from John Luther Adams and Anders Hillborg and two generations of Prokofievs.

Tracks we played today...

Gabriel Prokofiev – Saxophone Concerto: IV. Allegro Mechanico
Nadia Boulanger - 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano, no.1: Modere
Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite
John Luther Adams - The Wind in High Places: II. Maclaren Summit
Ivy Benson - Lover
Anders Hillborg - Sirens
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - What, What, What
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.1, 3rd movement

Jess Gillam is joined by Charlotte Harding to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam is joined by Ivor Novello award winning composer and fellow saxophonist Charlotte Harding to swap tracks, including two saxophone greats - Branford Marsalis and Ivy Benson, other worldly textures from John Luther Adams and Anders Hillborg and two generations of Prokofievs.

Jess Gillam with... Dani Howard20200314

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by composer Dani Howard, and between them they swap music by Thomas Adès, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Fats Waller.

Track we played today...

Thomas Ades - In Seven Days: iv. Stars - Sun - Moon
Nicolas Hodges (piano) London Sinfonietta, Thomas Ades

Toshio Hosokawa - Japanese folksongs: no.2; Itsuki no komori uta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute) Christian Rivet (guitar)

Steve Reich – Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings: I. Fast
London Sinfonietta, Alan Pierson

Anna Thorvaldsdottir - In The Light of Air (Existence)
International Contemporary Ensemble

Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op. 73; III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Sol Gabetta (cello) Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Fats Waller – Two Sleepy People

Rae Morris - Do it (Acoustic Version)

Satie - 3 Gymnopedies for piano, no.1 in D major;
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Elisabeth Brauss20200208

Jess Gillam is joined by Elisabeth Brauss to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Elisabeth Brauss20200208

Jess Gillam is joined by pianist Elisabeth Brauss to swap tracks and share the music they love. With music from Benjamin Britten to Oscar Peterson.

Tracks we played today...

Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus; Overture (Carlos Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic)
John Cage - Dream
Britten/Pears - Down by the Salley Gardens
Julia Wolfe - Fire in My mouth: ii. Factory
Jacob Collier - Fascinating Rhythm
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz - Violin Concerto in A Major Op. 8; Finale: Vivace assai
Molly Drake - I Remember
Oscar Peterson – The Bach Suite: Allegro (live)

Jess Gillam is joined by Elisabeth Brauss to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Ella Taylor20200516

Jess Gillam and soprano Ella Taylor share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Elsa Bradley20200530

Jess Gillam and percussionist Elsa Bradley chat about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Elsa Bradley20200530

Jess Gillam and percussionist Elsa Bradley chat about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Evelyn, George and Emma20191228

A special edition with BBC Ten Pieces.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Evelyn, George and Emma20191228

A special edition with BBC Ten Pieces.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Evelyn, George and Emma20191228

A special edition with BBC Ten Pieces.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Fiachra Garvey20190921

Jess and pianist Fiachra Garvey swap the music they love, including Bernstein that makes them both want to dance, Holst's joyful Jupiter from The Planets and Fiachra embraces his Irish roots with Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar.

Here's what we played this episode...

Leonard Bernstein - Mambo from West Side Story
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor (Scherzo)
Nils Frahm - Ambre from Wintermusik
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
Gustav Holst - The Planets - suite Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Fryderyk Chopin - Polonaise op 53 "Heroic"
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 7 (last movement)

Jess Gillam is joined by pianist Fiachra Garvey to swap and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Fiachra Garvey20190921

Jess Gillam is joined by pianist Fiachra Garvey to swap and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess and pianist Fiachra Garvey swap the music they love, including Bernstein that makes them both want to dance, Holst's joyful Jupiter from The Planets and Fiachra embraces his Irish roots with Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar.

Here's what we played this episode...

Leonard Bernstein - Mambo from West Side Story
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor (Scherzo)
Nils Frahm - Ambre from Wintermusik
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
Gustav Holst - The Planets - suite Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Fryderyk Chopin - Polonaise op 53 "Heroic"
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 7 (last movement)

Leonard Bernstein - Mambo from West Side Story
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor (Scherzo)
Nils Frahm - Ambre from Wintermusik
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
Gustav Holst - The Planets - suite Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Fryderyk Chopin - Polonaise op 53 "Heroic"
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 7 (last movement)

Jess Gillam with... Flora Curzon2020011120200229 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Freya Waley-Cohen20190928

Jess Gillam and composer Freya Waley-Cohen swap Messiaen's frenetic Joy of the Blood of the Stars from Turangalîla, a Procol Harum classic performed by King Curtis, Ravel, Janacek and Shostakovich.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Here's what we listened to today...

Olivier Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie; V. Joie Du Sang Des Étoiles Vif, Passionné Avec Joie
William Byrd - Miserere Mei, Deus arr. Nico Muhly
Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul - Steaph’s Red Shoes
Maurice Ravel - Piano concerto in G major - Adagio Assai
Gabriella Smith - Carrot Revolution
King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Leoš Janáček - Violin Sonata, JW VII/7: 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 11, 4th movement “Alarm”

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Freya Waley-Cohen to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Freya Waley-cohen20190928

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Freya Waley-Cohen to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam and composer Freya Waley-Cohen swap Messiaen's frenetic Joy of the Blood of the Stars from Turangalîla, a Procol Harum classic performed by King Curtis, Ravel, Janacek and Shostakovich.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Here's what we listened to today...

Olivier Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie; V. Joie Du Sang Des Étoiles Vif, Passionné Avec Joie
William Byrd - Miserere Mei, Deus arr. Nico Muhly
Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul - Steaph’s Red Shoes
Maurice Ravel - Piano concerto in G major - Adagio Assai
Gabriella Smith - Carrot Revolution
King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Leoš Janáček - Violin Sonata, JW VII/7: 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 11, 4th movement “Alarm”

Olivier Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie; V. Joie Du Sang Des Étoiles Vif, Passionné Avec Joie
William Byrd - Miserere Mei, Deus arr. Nico Muhly
Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul - Steaph’s Red Shoes
Maurice Ravel - Piano concerto in G major - Adagio Assai
Gabriella Smith - Carrot Revolution
King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Leoš Janáček - Violin Sonata, JW VII/7: 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 11, 4th movement “Alarm”

Jess Gillam with... Grace-Evangeline Mason20200307

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by composer Grace-Evangeline Mason to share music by Mica Levi, Kaija Saariaho and Joni Mitchell.

Today we listened to...

Bach - Cello suite no 1 BWV 1007 - Yo-yo Ma
Hans Abrahamsen - Let Me Tell You, Pt.III: I Will Go Out Now - Barbara Hannigan, Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Andris Nelsons
The Beatles - A day in the life
Clément Janequin - Toutes les nuictz
Mica Levi – Love (from Under the Skin)
Kaija Saariaho - Cloud Trio: I. Calmo, Meditato
Joni Mitchell - A Case of You
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade: The Sea and Sinbad's Barque: Largo and Maestoso

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Heloise Werner20190629

Jess Gillam is joined by the singer and composer Heloise Werner, a member of the young new music ensemble, The Hermes Experiment. Their music includes Shostakovich's Festive Oveture and Strauss' epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus tracks by Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Heloise share music by Shostakovich, Strauss, Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Heloise Werner2019062920191026 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by the singer and composer Heloise Werner, a member of the young new music ensemble, The Hermes Experiment. Their music includes Shostakovich's Festive Oveture and Strauss' epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus tracks by Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Heloise share music by Shostakovich, Strauss, Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Heloise Werner2019062920191026 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by the singer and composer Heloise Werner, a member of the young new music ensemble, The Hermes Experiment. Their music includes Shostakovich's Festive Oveture and Strauss' epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus tracks by Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Heloise share music by Shostakovich, Strauss, Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Ian Arber20191005

Jess is joined by film composer Ian Arber, who wrote the theme tune for the TV coverage of BBC Proms 2019. They swap tracks including music by Penderecki, Terence Blanchard, Bach and Rachmaninov.

Today we listened to...

Krzysztof Penderecki: Sinfonietta No. 1 - Vivace
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (No. 2), Op. 3.
Frederic Rzewski - Attica
John Barry - The Knack… and How to Get it.
Benjamin Britten - Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Cuckoo!
Terence Blanchard - Leeves
Gustavo Santaolalla - De Usuahia a la Quiaca
JS Bach - Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067

Jess and Ian swap tracks including music by Penderecki and Terence Blanchard.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Ian Arber20191005

Jess and Ian swap tracks including music by Penderecki and Terence Blanchard.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess is joined by film composer Ian Arber, who wrote the theme tune for the TV coverage of BBC Proms 2019. They swap tracks including music by Penderecki, Terence Blanchard, Bach and Rachmaninov.

Today we listened to...

Krzysztof Penderecki: Sinfonietta No. 1 - Vivace
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (No. 2), Op. 3.
Frederic Rzewski - Attica
John Barry - The Knack… and How to Get it.
Benjamin Britten - Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Cuckoo!
Terence Blanchard - Leeves
Gustavo Santaolalla - De Usuahia a la Quiaca
JS Bach - Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067

Jess Gillam with... Isata Kanneh-Mason20190427

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, and their musical choices include a Brahms intermezzo, film music by Michael Nyman, symphonies by Beethoven and Walton, and tracks by Beyoncé and Radiohead.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Isata swap tracks by Beyonce, Radiohead, Brahms and Michael Nyman.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Isata Kanneh-Mason2019042720190803 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, and their musical choices include a Brahms intermezzo, film music by Michael Nyman, symphonies by Beethoven and Walton, and tracks by Beyoncé and Radiohead.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Isata swap tracks by Beyonce, Radiohead, Brahms and Michael Nyman.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Isata Kanneh-mason2019042720190803 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the 22-year-old pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, and their musical choices include a Brahms intermezzo, film music by Michael Nyman, symphonies by Beethoven and Walton, and tracks by Beyonce and Radiohead.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Isata’s music:

Michael Nyman - Prospero’s Books: Miranda (Michael Nyman Band, Michael Nyman)
Brahms - Intermezzo B flat minor Op.117 No.2 (Nelson Freire)
Stravinsky - Violin Concerto; 3rd movement (Patricia Kopatchinskaja/ MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis)
Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
Beethoven Symphony no.7; 3rd movement (Vienna Philharmonic/Carlos Kleiber)
Beyonce - Hold Up (from album Lemonade )
Walton - Symphony No.1, 4th movement (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner)
Rachmaninov - Cello Sonata; 3rd movement Andante (Rostropovich and Horowitz recording)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with guest Isata Kanneh-Mason.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, and their musical choices include a Brahms intermezzo, film music by Michael Nyman, symphonies by Beethoven and Walton, and tracks by Beyoncé and Radiohead.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Jess and Isata swap tracks by Beyonce, Radiohead, Brahms and Michael Nyman.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Jessie Grimes20190914
Jess Gillam with... Jessie Grimes20190914

Jess and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap the music they love, including the Mozart Clarinet Concerto that first sparked Jessie's interest in the clarinet, a Beatles classic with an indefinable opening chord, polished pop by Vulfpeck and Schubert's emotional Shepherd on the Rock.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

And here's what we played today...

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Jess Gillam is joined by clarinettist Jessie Grimes to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Jessie Grimes2019091420191214 (R3)

Jess and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap the music they love, including the Mozart Clarinet Concerto that first sparked Jessie's interest in the clarinet, a Beatles classic with an indefinable opening chord, polished pop by Vulfpeck and Schubert's emotional Shepherd on the Rock.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

And here's what we played today...

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Jess Gillam is joined by clarinettist Jessie Grimes to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Jessie Grimes2019091420191214 (R3)

Jess and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap the music they love, including the Mozart Clarinet Concerto that first sparked Jessie's interest in the clarinet, a Beatles classic with an indefinable opening chord, polished pop by Vulfpeck and Schubert's emotional Shepherd on the Rock.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

And here's what we played today...

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Jess Gillam is joined by clarinettist Jessie Grimes to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Jessie Grimes20190914

Jess and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap the music they love, including the Mozart Clarinet Concerto that first sparked Jessie's interest in the clarinet, a Beatles classic with an indefinable opening chord, polished pop by Vulfpeck and Schubert's emotional Shepherd on the Rock.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by clarinettist Jessie Grimes to share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

And here's what we played today...

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
Hard Days Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
Hard Days Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward20190615

Jess Gillam is joined by Jonathon Heyward, one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation who is just completing three years as Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. They chose Boulez conducting Stravinsky, a Satie song, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Jonathon share music by Stravinsky, Satie, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward2019061520200411 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by Jonathon Heyward, one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation who is just completing three years as Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. They chose Boulez conducting Stravinsky, a Satie song, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Jonathon share music by Stravinsky, Satie, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward2019061520200411 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by Jonathon Heyward, one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation who is just completing three years as Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. They chose Boulez conducting Stravinsky, a Satie song, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Jonathon shares music by Stravinsky, Satie, Stevie Wonder and Madeleine Peyroux.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Jonathon Heyward20190615

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor Jonathon Heyward to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the conductor Jonathon Heyward and between them they have chosen music by Stravinsky, Satie and Stevie Wonder.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Kaapo Ijas20191116

The Finnish conductor Kaapo Ijas' tracks include Sibelius, the Sibelius Academy Big Band and Radiohead.

Here's the music we played today...

Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances, 1st movement
Kurt Weill - The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Threepenny Opera)
Sibelius - Symphony No.4, 3rd movement
Jutta Rahmel/Sibelius Academy Folk Big Band - Levoton sydän
Anders Hillborg - Violin Concerto No.2
Falla - 7 Canciones populares españolas (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Radiohead - Everything in its right place
Nico Muhly - Motion

Finnish conductor Kaapo Ijas' tracks include Sibelius and Radiohead.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Kaapo Ijas20191116

Finnish conductor Kaapo Ijas's tracks include Sibelius and Radiohead.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

The Finnish conductor Kaapo Ijas' tracks include Sibelius, the Sibelius Academy Big Band and Radiohead.

Here's the music we played today...

Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances, 1st movement
Kurt Weill - The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Threepenny Opera)
Sibelius - Symphony No.4, 3rd movement
Jutta Rahmel/Sibelius Academy Folk Big Band - Levoton sydän
Anders Hillborg - Violin Concerto No.2
Falla - 7 Canciones populares españolas (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Radiohead - Everything in its right place
Nico Muhly - Motion

Finnish conductor Kaapo Ijas' tracks include Sibelius and Radiohead.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Lauren Fagan20190706

Jess Gillam is joined by the soprano Lauren Fagan, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. They chat about the music they love, from Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, to Queen and John Adams, and Barbara Bonney singing Schubert

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTAs, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast from BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam and Lauren Fagan share music from Copland to Queen, John Adams and Schubert.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Lauren Fagan20190706

Jess Gillam is joined by the soprano Lauren Fagan, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. They chat about the music they love, from Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, to Queen and John Adams, and Barbara Bonney singing Schubert

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTAs, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast from BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam and Lauren Fagen share music from Copland to Queen, John Adams and Schubert.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam and Lauren Fagan share music from Copland to Queen, John Adams and Schubert.

Jess Gillam with... Lauren Fagan2019070620200606 (R3)

Jess Gillam and Lauren Fagan share music from Copland to Queen, John Adams and Schubert.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Leif Kaner-lidstrom20200125

Jess Gillam is joined by Leif Kaner-Lidstrom to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Leif Kaner-Lidstrom20200125

Jess Gillam is joined by pianist Leif Kaner-Lidstrom to swap tracks and share the music they love. With music from Richard Strauss to The Comet is Coming.

Tracks we played today...
Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, op.40
The Comet is Coming – The Universe Wakes Up
Antonio Bazzini – La ronde des lutins (Scherzo fantastique), Op. 25
Ilse Weber – Wiegala
Judd Greenstein – Clearing, Dawn , Dance
Schubert – Minuet in C-Sharp Minor, D. 600
Otis Redding - Cigarettes and Coffee
Walton – Then Sing Aloud to God, pt. 2

Jess Gillam is joined by Leif Kaner-Lidstrom to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Lloyd Coleman20190525

Jess Gillam is joined by Lloyd Coleman, composer, clarinettist and associate music director of the British Paraorchestra. Their musical choices include a sabre dance, sounds of the sea from Debussy, a 'modern classic' by Anna Meredith, the glorious finale of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and Kraftwerk.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Lloyd share a sabre dance and music by Anna Meredith, Sibelius and Kraftwerk.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Lloyd Coleman2019052520200425 (R3)

Jess and Lloyd share a sabre dance and music by Anna Meredith, Sibelius and Kraftwerk.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Lloyd Coleman2019052520200425 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by Lloyd Coleman, composer, clarinettist and associate music director of the British Paraorchestra. Their musical choices include a sabre dance, sounds of the sea from Debussy, a 'modern classic' by Anna Meredith, the glorious finale of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and Kraftwerk.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Lloyd share a sabre dance and music by Anna Meredith, Sibelius and Kraftwerk.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Lloyd Coleman2019052520200425 (R3)

Jess and Lloyd share a sabre dance and music by Anna Meredith, Sibelius and Kraftwerk.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Lucy Armstrong20190622
Jess Gillam With... Lucy Armstrong2019062220200523 (R3)

Jess and Lucy share music by Smetana and Sondheim, Tansy Davis and Kurt Weill.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Martin James Bartlett20190713

Jess Gillam is joined by the pianist Martin James Bartlett, a former winner of BBC Young Musician who has just released his debut album 'Love and Death'. They share music from the explosive overture to Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila to contemplative Peter Gabriel, a classic recording of Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony and Max Richter.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Lilfe is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Martin choose Glinka, Peter Gabriel, Richter and Karajan conducting Tchaikovsky.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Martin James Bartlett20190713

Jess Gillam is joined by the pianist Martin James Bartlett, a former winner of BBC Young Musician who has just released his debut album 'Love and Death'. They share music from the explosive overture to Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila to contemplative Peter Gabriel, a classic recording of Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony and Max Richter.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Lilfe is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Martin choose Glinka, Peter Gabriel, Richter and Karajan conducting Tchaikovsky.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam with... Martin James Bartlett2019071320200620 (R3)

Jess and Martin choose Glinka, Peter Gabriel, Richter and Karajan conducting Tchaikovsky.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Martynas Levickis20190608

Jess Gillam is joined by the Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, known for his exciting arrangements of everything from Bach to Daft Punk. Together they have chosen Teodor Currentzis conducting Mozart, the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony, Bjork and some electro swing from Parov Stelar.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Martynas share music by Mozart, Mahler, Bjork and Parov Stelar.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Martynas Levickis2019060820191019 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by the Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, known for his exciting arrangements of everything from Bach to Daft Punk. Together they have chosen Teodor Currentzis conducting Mozart, the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony, Bjork and some electro swing from Parov Stelar.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Martynas share music by Mozart, Mahler, Bjork and Parov Stelar.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Martynas Levickis2019060820191019 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by the Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, known for his exciting arrangements of everything from Bach to Daft Punk. Together they have chosen Teodor Currentzis conducting Mozart, the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony, Bjork and some electro swing from Parov Stelar.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Martynas share music by Mozart, Mahler, Bjork and Parov Stelar.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam With... Matilda Lloyd20200502

Jess Gillam and trumpeter Matilda Lloyd chat about the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u010720191221

Jess and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić share some of their favourite tracks, from Albeniz to Bjork, with a little bit of David Bowie narrating Prokofiev for good measure.

Today we listened to...

Isaac Albeniz – Suite espanola, Op. 47; No. 5 Asturias (played by John Williams)
Bjork – Vokuro
Nicola Porpora – Polifemo, Act 3: Alto Giove (sung by Philippe Jaroussky)
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (narrated by David Bowie)
Vincente Amigo - Callejón de la luna (played by Zsófia Boros)
Sibelius - Impromptu in B minor, Op. 5 No.5 (played by Leif Ove Andsnes)
Melody Gardot – Your Heart is as Black as Night
Camille Saint-Saens - Danse macabre

Jess and Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u0107 share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u010720191221

Jess and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić share some of their favourite tracks, from Albeniz to Bjork, with a little bit of David Bowie narrating Prokofiev for good measure.

Today we listened to...

Isaac Albeniz – Suite espanola, Op. 47; No. 5 Asturias (played by John Williams)
Bjork – Vokuro
Nicola Porpora – Polifemo, Act 3: Alto Giove (sung by Philippe Jaroussky)
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (narrated by David Bowie)
Vincente Amigo - Callejón de la luna (played by Zsófia Boros)
Sibelius - Impromptu in B minor, Op. 5 No.5 (played by Leif Ove Andsnes)
Melody Gardot – Your Heart is as Black as Night
Camille Saint-Saens - Danse macabre

Jess and Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u0107 share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u010720191221

Jess and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić share some of their favourite tracks, from Albeniz to Bjork, with a little bit of David Bowie narrating Prokofiev for good measure.

Today we listened to...

Isaac Albeniz – Suite espanola, Op. 47; No. 5 Asturias (played by John Williams)
Bjork – Vokuro
Nicola Porpora – Polifemo, Act 3: Alto Giove (sung by Philippe Jaroussky)
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (narrated by David Bowie)
Vincente Amigo - Callejón de la luna (played by Zsófia Boros)
Sibelius - Impromptu in B minor, Op. 5 No.5 (played by Leif Ove Andsnes)
Melody Gardot – Your Heart is as Black as Night
Camille Saint-Saens - Danse macabre

Jess and Milo\u0161 Karadagli\u0107 share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Ollie Howell20190406

Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Ollie's tracks include Dvorak, Quincy Jones and Nadia Boulanger.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Ollie Howell2019040620190727 (R3)

Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Ollie's tracks include Dvorak, Quincy Jones and Nadia Boulanger.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Ollie Howell2019040620190727 (R3)

Saxophonist Jess Gillam launches her brand new weekly show.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her first guest is the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Forthcoming guests include the pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, the double bassist Sam Becker, and the former BBC Introducing pianist and sound artist Belle Chen. This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam launches her brand new weekly show, with composer Ollie Howell.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam launches her brand new weekly show, with the composer Ollie Howell.

Jess and Ollie's music:

Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No.9 'New World', 1st movement (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop)
Quincy Jones - The Separation (‘The Color Purple’)
Bela Bartok - Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, 3rd movement (Cedric Tiberghien, Francois-Frederic Guy - piano / Colin Currie, Sam Walton - percussion)
Nadia Boulanger - Vers La Vie Nouvelle (Lucy Mauro - piano)
Steve Reich - Music for a Large Ensemble (Steve Reich Ensemble - ECM Recording)
Franz von Biber – Passacaglia in G minor 'Guardian Angel' (Rachel Podger - violin)
Maurice Ravel - La Valse (New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein)
Vernon Duke/Yip Harburg - April in Paris (Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong)

Saxophonist Jess Gillam launches her brand new weekly show, with guest Ollie Howell.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Jess and Ollie's tracks include Dvorak, Quincy Jones and Nadia Boulanger.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Jess and Ollie's tracks include Dvorak, Quincy Jones and Nadia Boulanger.

Jess Gillam with... Rakhi Singh20200118

Jess Gillam and violinist Rakhi Singh swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Rob Luft20200321

Jess Gillam and jazz guitarist Rob Luft swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Sam Becker20190420

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the double and electric bass player Sam Becker, who co-presented the BBC Young Musician podcast with Jess in 2018. The tracks they share with each other range from Debussy's Sarabande to David Bowie's Heroes, and from Dowland's Flow my teares to serpentwithfeet's take on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Sam share music by Debussy, Dowland, Bowie and Berlioz two ways.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Sam Becker2019042020190817 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the double and electric bass player Sam Becker, who co-presented the BBC Young Musician podcast with Jess in 2018. The tracks they share with each other range from Debussy's Sarabande to David Bowie's Heroes, and from Dowland's Flow my teares to serpentwithfeet's take on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Sam share music by Debussy, Dowland, Bowie and Berlioz two ways.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Sam Becker2019042020190817 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with bass player Sam Becker.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the double and electric bass player Sam Becker, who has co-presented the BBC Young Musician podcast with Jess, and the tracks they share with each other range from Debussy's Sarabande to David Bowie's Heroes, and from Dowland's Flow my teares to serpentwithfeet's take on Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Sam's music:

Debussy - Sarabande (Basel Chamber Orchestra/Armin Jordan)
Julia Wolfe - Reeling (Bang On A Can All-Stars, from the album Field Recordings)
Dowland - Flow my teares (Iestyn Davies countertenor, Thomas Dunford lute)
David Bowie - Heroes
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, 4th movement; Marche au supplice (Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle)
Serpentwithfeet - Four Ethers
Shostakovich – Adagio from Golden Age Suite (Alexandre Doisy soprano saxophone/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Kazuki Yamada)
Bach/Vulfpeck - Prelude 10

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with guest Sam Becker

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the double and electric bass player Sam Becker, who co-presented the BBC Young Musician podcast with Jess in 2018. The tracks they share with each other range from Debussy's Sarabande to David Bowie's Heroes, and from Dowland's Flow my teares to serpentwithfeet's take on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Jess and Sam share music by Debussy, Dowland, Bowie and Berlioz two ways.

Jess Gillam With... Sam Becker (again)20200613

Jess Gillam and bassist Sam Becker share some more of the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Sam Becker 2 (The Return of Becker)20200613

Jess Gillam and bassist Sam Becker share some more of the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Segun Akinola20190504

Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola is in the hot seat, kicking off with the track that awoke his lifelong passion for music. Also in this ep: Jess and Segun talk “dad music”, breaking down barriers in genre and why Live and Let Die is the funnest Bond theme song of all time.

This Classical Life is a show and podcast from BBC Radio 3. Every episode, saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a special guest to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles and genres.

Tracklist:
Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)
Snarky Puppy: Shofukan
Cristóbal de Morales/The Hilliard Ensemble/Jan Garbarek: Parce mihi Domine
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Wings: Live And Let Die
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (finale)

Doctor Who composer Segun is in the hot seat with tracks by Holst and Snarky Puppy.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Segun Akinola2019050420190720 (R3)

Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola is in the hot seat, kicking off with the track that awoke his lifelong passion for music. Also in this ep: Jess and Segun talk “dad music”, breaking down barriers in genre and why Live and Let Die is the funnest Bond theme song of all time.

This Classical Life is a show and podcast from BBC Radio 3. Every episode, saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a special guest to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles and genres.

Tracklist:
Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)
Snarky Puppy: Shofukan
Cristóbal de Morales/The Hilliard Ensemble/Jan Garbarek: Parce mihi Domine
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Wings: Live And Let Die
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (finale)

Doctor Who composer Segun is in the hot seat with tracks by Holst and Snarky Puppy.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Segun Akinola2019050420190720 (R3)

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the TV and film composer Segun Akinola.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess is joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the composer Segun Akinola, whose credits include the latest series of BBC One's Doctor Who. Their choices include music from The Planets by Holst and Stravinsky's Firebird suite, Ravel's string quartet, and tracks by Snarky Puppy and Spiritualized.

Jess Gillam is joined by the film and TV composer Segun Akinola.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the TV and film composer Segun Akinola, whose credits include the latest series of BBC One's Doctor Who. Their choices include music from The Planets by Holst and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Ravel's String Quartet, and tracks by Snarky Puppy and Spiritualized.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first-ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Segun share music by Holst, Stravinsky, Ravel and Snarky Puppy.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola is in the hot seat, kicking off with the track that awoke his lifelong passion for music. Also in this ep: Jess and Segun talk “dad music”, breaking down barriers in genre and why Live and Let Die is the funnest Bond theme song of all time.

This Classical Life is a show and podcast from BBC Radio 3. Every episode, saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a special guest to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles and genres.

Tracklist:
Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)
Snarky Puppy: Shofukan
Cristóbal de Morales/The Hilliard Ensemble/Jan Garbarek: Parce mihi Domine
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Wings: Live And Let Die
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (finale)

Doctor Who composer Segun is in the hot seat with tracks by Holst and Snarky Puppy.

Jess Gillam with... Simon H\u00f6fele20191123

Jess Gillam swaps tracks with the trumpeter Simon Höfele, from the epic symphonies of Mahler and Shostakovich to reflective Beethoven and the repetitive rhythms of Meredith Monk.

Here's the music we played today...

Ades - Overture from Powder Her Face, suite for orchestra
Mahler - Symphony No.2 "Resurrection", final movement
Meredith Monk - Ellis Island
Zimmermann - Concerto for Trumpet “Nobody knows de trouble I see“
Parcels - Lightenup
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 4th movement
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.1, 2nd movement
Anna Meredith - Heal You

Jess Gillam swaps tracks with trumpeter Simon H\u00f6fele.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Simon H\u00f6fele20191123

Jess Gillam swaps tracks with the trumpeter Simon Höfele, from the epic symphonies of Mahler and Shostakovich to reflective Beethoven and the repetitive rhythms of Meredith Monk.

Here's the music we played today...

Ades - Overture from Powder Her Face, suite for orchestra
Mahler - Symphony No.2 "Resurrection", final movement
Meredith Monk - Ellis Island
Zimmermann - Concerto for Trumpet “Nobody knows de trouble I see“
Parcels - Lightenup
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 4th movement
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.1, 2nd movement
Anna Meredith - Heal You

Jess Gillam swaps tracks with trumpeter Simon H\u00f6fele.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Soraya Mafi20191130

Jess and the soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks, from Verdi to Jeff Buckley.

Tracks we listened to today:

Verdi - La Traviata, Act 1: 'Sempre libera' (Maria Callas)
Philip Glass - Etude no. 2 for piano (Vikingur Olafsson - piano)
Jeff Buckley - Lilac wine
Schubert - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 99; II. Andante un poco moso
Handel - Scipione: ‘Scoglio d’immota fronte’ (Sandrine Piau)
Nina Simone – Stars (Live at Montreux)
Clara Schumann - Liebst du um Schonheit
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2, Adagio

Jess and soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Soraya Mafi20191130

Jess and soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Soraya Mafi2019113020200222 (R3)

Jess and the soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks, from Verdi to Jeff Buckley.

Tracks we listened to today:

Verdi - La Traviata, Act 1: 'Sempre libera' (Maria Callas)
Philip Glass - Etude no. 2 for piano (Vikingur Olafsson - piano)
Jeff Buckley - Lilac wine
Schubert - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 99; II. Andante un poco moso
Handel - Scipione: ‘Scoglio d’immota fronte’ (Sandrine Piau)
Nina Simone – Stars (Live at Montreux)
Clara Schumann - Liebst du um Schonheit
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2, Adagio

Jess and soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Soraya Mafi2019113020200222 (R3)

Jess and the soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks, from Verdi to Jeff Buckley.

Tracks we listened to today:

Verdi - La Traviata, Act 1: 'Sempre libera' (Maria Callas)
Philip Glass - Etude no. 2 for piano (Vikingur Olafsson - piano)
Jeff Buckley - Lilac wine
Schubert - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 99; II. Andante un poco moso
Handel - Scipione: ‘Scoglio d’immota fronte’ (Sandrine Piau)
Nina Simone – Stars (Live at Montreux)
Clara Schumann - Liebst du um Schonheit
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2, Adagio

Jess and soprano Soraya Mafi share some of their favourite tracks.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Stephanie Childress20190601

Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Stephanie share music Poulenc, Rachmaninov, the Beach Boys and Doris Day.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam with... Stephanie Childress2019060120190824 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess and Stephanie share music Poulenc, Rachmaninov, the Beach Boys and Doris Day.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam With... Stephanie Childress2019060120190824 (R3)

Jess Gillam is joined by conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by Stephanie Childress to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Jess and Stephanie share music Poulenc, Rachmaninov, the Beach Boys and Doris Day.

Jess Gillam with... Timothy Ridout20200215

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by viola player Timothy Ridout to share music from Bach to The Beatles via Michael Kiwanuka, Haydn and Bartok.

Tracks we played today...

David Popper - Dance of the Elves, Op. 39 - Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)
Joseph Haydn – String Quartet in C major Op 20 No 2; 2nd Movement Capriccio - The London Haydn Quartet
Max Richter - On The Nature Of Daylight
The Beatles - In My Life
Bela Bartok - 3 Hungarian folksongs from the Csik district - Tom Poster (piano)
Stéphane Grappelli – How High The Moon
Michael Kiwanuka - Hard to Say Goodbye
Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthauspassion (BWV.244), Part 1; no.1; Kommt, ihr Tochter [chorus] - Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Junior Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam... with Adam Szabo20190518

Jess Gillam is joined by Adam Szabo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Manchester Collective, to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the 29-year-old Co-Founder and Managing Director of Manchester Collective, who are redefining how a new generation of audiences engage with the arts. Their musical choices include a Shostakovich waltz, joyful ‘sunshine’ recorder music by 16th century Spanish composer Diego Ortiz, piano music by Debussy, Goreçki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and their shared love, David Bowie.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by Adam Szabo to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.

Jess Gillam... With Adam Szabo20190518

Jess Gillam is joined by Adam Szabo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Manchester Collective, to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is the 29-year-old Co-Founder and Managing Director of Manchester Collective, who are redefining how a new generation of audiences engage with the arts. Their musical choices include a Shostakovich waltz, joyful ‘sunshine’ recorder music by 16th century Spanish composer Diego Ortiz, piano music by Debussy, Goreçki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and their shared love, David Bowie.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by Adam Szabo to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam... With Lloyd Coleman20190525

Jess Gillam is joined by composer and clarinettist Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Lloyd Coleman - composer, clarinettist and Associate Music Director of the British Paraorchestra. Their musical choices include a Sabre Dance, sounds of the sea from Debussy, a 'modern classic' by Anna Meredith, the glorious finale or Sibelius Symphony no. 5 and Kraftwerk!

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Jess Gillam is joined by Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.

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